On Monday night news broke that classified information was improperly stored in a private, vice presidential office belonging to President Joe Biden.
Biden asked how "anyone could be that irresponsible" after the FBI found classified documents at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago estate.— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) January 10, 2023
But a new report says Biden had classified docs from his time as VP in a private office — and now the DOJ is investigating.https://t.co/nW1PKa8Xe1
In August 2022, the FBI carried out an armed raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate after claiming he inappropriately kept classified documents on property. Agents not only went through his office, but former First Lady Melania Trump's closet and the room of son Barron Trump.
In November, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed an outside special counsel to handle the case after Trump announced his 2024 presidential run.
“Based on recent developments, including the former President’s announcement that he is a candidate for President in the next election, and the sitting President’s stated intention to be a candidate as well, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel,” Garland said. “Such an appointment underscores the Department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters. It also allows prosecutors and agents to continue their work expeditiously, and to make decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland: "I'm here today to announce the appointment of special counsel in connection with two ongoing criminal investigations that have received significant public attention." pic.twitter.com/9wrNQUy3pt— CSPAN (@cspan) November 18, 2022
Unlike President Trump's ability to declassify information, as vice president Biden had no such authority. And yet, Garland is refusing to appoint an independent, outside special counsel to handle the matter. Instead, Biden's politicized DOJ will have jurisdiction over the case.
For years, some of us have pushed Garland to adopt a clear and consistent approach to these investigations with the appointment of a Special Counsel on the Biden influence peddling.https://t.co/utpnIxLkW1 His inexplicable refusal will now make a bad situation even worse for DOJ.— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 10, 2023
Biden stole classified documents and stored them at his think tank while he was VP.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) January 10, 202
The VP does not have any authority to declassify classified documents.
And this “think tank” received $54 million in funding from the CCP.